The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has mentioned greater than 2 million candidates are anticipated to register for this 12 months Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
- Oloyede declared that the Board returned N7.eight billion to the Federal Authorities coffers from the proceeds of examination kinds bought in 2017.
- He mentioned the fund was sourced from the N12 billion earnings made through the 12 months.
- He mentioned JAMB had effected adjustments within the course of and process for registration and conduct of examinations for candidates to curb malpractices within the processes.
- Oloyede spoke to newsmen on the weekend in Ilorin, Kwara.
- He dismissed stories that JAMB elevated the examination payment, saying the company solely diminished the payment payable for the examination.
- He mentioned the Board additionally considerably diminished the quantity paid for examinations by overseas candidates, including that it was aimed toward encouraging an enormous variety of them.
- Oloyede mentioned the company launched Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) within the bid to handle the imbalance noticed within the admission course of for candidates.
What we expect: We can’t however be blissful that fairly numerous Nigerians are going to take a seat for the examination and finally get an training.
Nevertheless, the issue stays that the tertiary establishments in Nigeria can’t, even when it comes to infrastructure, ably accommodate such quantity of scholars.
We don’t even need to start a dialog on the manpower in Nigerian faculties that can be capable to deal with them.
We also needs to not neglect that, other than UTME candidates, direct entry and post-graduate college students will probably be admitted too.